Following the earthquake, the Weather office said there is no tsunami threat to Makira province and its nearby islands.
“An undersea earthquake of magnitude 6.3 occurred at 4:02pm this afternoon (yesterday) near Latitude 10.08 Degrees South, Longitude 161.03 Degrees East.
“This is approximately 107 km West-Northwest of Kirakira, Makira Province.
“No Tsunami threat to the Solomon Islands issued by the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service at 4:20pm this afternoon on Monday 27th January 2020.
“No further updates will be issued unless the situation changes,’’ the statement said.
By BRYAN LUVENA